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Old 10-29-2006, 10:58 PM
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My best friend from high school is in med school at Wisconsin - you people are insane. It makes law school seem like pre-school.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:42 PM
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Aww, don't say that! Nursing isn't a piece of cake by any means; at least the RN end of it. Not sure how much training the bedpan changers need.

My sister-the-doctah-whom-our-mother-likes-the-best (yep, that's actually how she's known in our family!) says that lots of doctors are really condescending and rude to the nurses so she goes out of her way to be nice to them. She says nurses can help make a doc's job much easier or much harder.
I don't mean that nursing is easy. I'm an EMT and it's my experience in EMS that made me decide to pursue nursing to begin with. My mother's an RN. What I like about nursing (and hate about EMS) is the rapport you can develop with your patients and seeing them from beginning to end of treatment. When I have a patient in my ambulance, I have about 20 minutes tops to chill and get to know them. Then I don't see them again (if they're lucky and not repeat customers).

Nurses do work extremely hard, especially to earn their RN, but doctors study even harder and have to do harder classes to get to medical school.

EMTs should also go out of their way to make nurses' lives easy. My company keeps candy jars filled, and hands out pens, notepads etc. It makes them happy and keeps us in business and we don't get a hard time. I will never work as an ER nurse though. Nursing there holds the aspect that I hate about EMS.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:00 AM
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centaur-I second that! We do work hard!

GP- I met some 3L students last night at a party. I was thinking in my head that they were so lucky to be getting out of school soon, and into the real world to make some $$ and pay back all those loans. Meanwhile, I'll still be slaving away after I graduate, earning less than minimum wage as a resident... of course, it ain't about the money-but a girl's gotta eat!
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:02 AM
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My best friend from high school is in med school at Wisconsin - you people are insane. It makes law school seem like pre-school.
Seriously - the end of law school is just the start of med school. You add in residency and fellowships, and it seems like it goes on forever.

Hats off to anyone who is doing it - I have a couple of friends who are in the middle of it right now.
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:04 PM
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Is there anything that would disqualify you from being accepted into medschool aside from mediocre grades and a drug offense involving prescription drugs? Using Law School as an example, could you be denied entrance due to a discredited character?
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:35 PM
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Is there anything that would disqualify you from being accepted into medschool aside from mediocre grades and a drug offense involving prescription drugs? Using Law School as an example, could you be denied entrance due to a discredited character?
If you fail to pay your med school tuition...
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:14 PM
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Is there anything that would disqualify you from being accepted into medschool aside from mediocre grades and a drug offense involving prescription drugs? Using Law School as an example, could you be denied entrance due to a discredited character?
On most law school applications, they asked if you've ever been arrested, or disciplined for academic or work-related misconduct. I'm sure that comes into play when they're looking at candidates.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:01 PM
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:15 PM
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:43 PM
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Aww, don't say that! Nursing isn't a piece of cake by any means; at least the RN end of it. Not sure how much training the bedpan changers need.

My sister-the-doctah-whom-our-mother-likes-the-best (yep, that's actually how she's known in our family!) says that lots of doctors are really condescending and rude to the nurses so she goes out of her way to be nice to them. She says nurses can help make a doc's job much easier or much harder.
Yes nurses can! Doctors need nurses. If not there wouldnt be nurses.Being rude and mean to the nurses doesnt do anyone any good and the patient is the one that usually suffers. So nurses out there, stand up for yourselves and dont take crap from doctors! It's not worth it (and i've found those doctors usually end up respecting you more when you make it known you arnet going to put up with that nonsense).So future doctors out there, please be kind to your nurses and the nursing students!

Quite a few nurses actually these days change bedpans BTW and they do teach that along with all of the other PCT/CNA duties in nursing school (or they do in mine in the pre-nursing courses). Having said that--having worked as a sorta nurse this summer as an intern, being in nursing school, and currently working as a PCT/CNA I firmly believe that all nurses should have to be a tech/CNA first or atleast see what it's like to have to do all their work plus their own tech work (which will happen sometimes anyway due to staffing issues and low patient census on the floor). Like the doctors needing nurses, nurses need the tech's or there wouldnt be any. Nurses should also be kind to their tech's. They too have a hard job and usually have juggle more patients than they do at a time. I'll step off my soapbox now!

Oh and for those that dont know a PCT is a Patient Care Tech.,the apparent new politically correct term for a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:47 PM
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Is there anything that would disqualify you from being accepted into medschool aside from mediocre grades and a drug offense involving prescription drugs? Using Law School as an example, could you be denied entrance due to a discredited character?
I dont know about law schools, but I know the three medical schools around here wont accept (or shall i say generally wont accept) anyone that doesnt have extra-curricular activities on their application somewhere. I know of atleast one person who was told he was denied entry into UK's medical school despite having a clean record and a 4.0 GPA because he did not have any volunteerism or extra-curricular.

IN nursing school if you have anything on your record at all pretty much other than a parking ticket or a speeding ticket (though you better not have been arrested for how fast you were going or drunk when you got it) they will not let you take the NCLEX licensure exam. My school did a state wide criminal record check when i applied to get in the program and prior to taking my NCLEX next year a nation wide criminal check will be done.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:45 PM
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:07 AM
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lol the bf's brothers all got those for christmas last year. They're 25 and they ran around fake sneezing on people with their flu and common cold stuffed animals. Weird little stuffed animals (haha and weird brothers too, but that's IMO)
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:43 AM
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I can't believe I missed out on this thread! My GC time has steadily decreased over the past couple years (mainly due to med school)...

Second year here as well. Test on friday over pulmonology and a joke of a section on ENT...it's funny to see all my other friends freaking out over finals - it's the one week where they get a glimpse of what nearly every week is like in medical school.

I really just don't care anymore, I really just want to be out on the wards and actually talking with people rather than holed up with my lecture notes and my ipod.


As for the admissions - overall way tougher than law school. When 55% of applicants don't get accepted anywhere, it's tough and a lot of things will keep you out. I'd actually say that grades are the least likely thing to keep someone out. I've had friends not get in for not having enough "doctor experience" (she apparently had plenty of patient encounters, but the adcom didn't think she really understood what it meant to be a doctor - bizarre), another bomb his interview and was thus rejected (as an in-state resident no less). Another friend was passed over at my school for being out of state b/c they assumed he would get into his home state school. His home state school kept him out b/c he went to undergrad out of state. Luckily he reapplied to my school, and they treated him as an in-state resident the second time around. There are plenty of crazy stories out there...
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:05 AM
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